“Flip the Switch” is aimed at creating awareness of energy consumption and the impact it has on the environment. Creating this awareness will not only motivate the NWU community to save energy; it also gives everyone the opportunity to start making a sustainable difference in their communities and surrounding areas. The establishment of an energy-conscious NWU will ultimately conserve the environment for future generations.

The “Flip the Switch” campaign will:

  • Provide an educational platform about energy consumption.
  • Address energy sustainability challenges at NWU.
  • Actively interact with NWU students and staff so that they will remain aware of energy consumption on each campus.
  • Create an energy award program that will promote innovative ideas by NWU students, academia and support staff to reduce energy consumption.

The main objective of the “Flip the Switch” campaign is for the NWU family to Make Their Purple More Green!  Contact us: green-energy@nwu.ac.za

Flip The Switch competition winners

Kasteel and Laureus both received Romans Pizza vouchers for their valuable efforts in reducing their energy footprint. 

*The Flip The Switch winners for June, July and August 2019 will be announced soon.

Well done to Kasteel for winning the March 2019 Flip The Switch competition. They managed to reduce their energy consumption by a whopping 26.98%! Their total saving in electricity was enough to fully charge nearly 1.1 Million smart phones.

Well done to Laureus for winning the April 2019 Flip The Switch competition. They managed to reduce their energy consumption by an awesome 26.06%! Their total saving in electricity helped reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 10500 kilograms.

Well done to Wag n Bietjie residence for winning the May 2019 Flip The Switch competition! Wag 'n Bietjie managed to reduce their energy consumption by an astonishing 25.45%! This achievement helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 12154 kilograms! Thank you for playing a part in an effort to save our planet!  Wag 'n Bietjie received Romans Pizza vouchers for their valuable efforts in reducing their energy footprint!